On Sunday, May 30, 2010, the day before Memorial Day, the Food and Drug Administration announced another children’s over-the-counter medication recall. Just weeks after the nationwide children’s Tylenol recall, parents are being warned not to give their children a variety of PediaCare cold medication
According to the FDA, PediaCare is manufactured by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the same company that manufactures the products that were recalled at the beginning of the month, including Tylenol, Benadryl, Motrin and Zyrtec
There are four specific lots that are being recalled, including PediaCare Multi-Symptom Cold medication (4 oz., UPC # 3 0045-0556-05 9). The other three products include PediaCare Long Acting Cough (4 oz., UPC# 3 0045-0465-04 7), PediaCare Decongestant (4oz. UPC# 3 0045-0554-04 8), and PediaCare Allergy and Cold (4oz. UPC# 3 0045-0552-04 4)
According to reports from the Food and Drug Administration, these products were initiated by Blacksmith Brands, maker of the products, due to recent inspection discoveries at the affected McNeil plant that manufactures them in Fort Washington, PA.
PediaCare cough and cold medications are sold nationwide and affect consumers in every state, including Indiana. All persons who have one of the four affected products are urged by Blacksmith Brands and the FDA to discontinue use immediately.